Category Archives: Kyushu, Japan

Posts that pertain to the time that I spent studying abroad in Kyushu, Japan during Summer 2011.

[Misc] Forgive Yourself

A little something I need to remind myself every now and then.

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So dark, can you handle it?

School has been sucking up so much of my time lately, hopefully things will be less busy after this weekend so that I will have more time to post! This is also going to be another short post. Continuing along … Continue reading

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Blowing Raspberries

I’m back! Thanks to the past few weeks of exams and projects and presentations and lab reports (oh yes, and spring break), I’ve had to take an unexpected hiatus from the internet. That, and I’ve recently been trying my hand … Continue reading

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Introducing the Dessert Club

If you’ve seen my previous posts about parfaits, ice cream and pudding, you know that dessert is SRS BIZNIZ whether it is the design or taste that hits you visually or olfactorily (is that even a word?) that it leaves … Continue reading

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Traditional Dinner Set: You’re not complete without soup!

Another part of the ten course meal (albeit small courses, but it’s a lot nonetheless): soup! I’m sure you guys have seen this before… clam soup! It was a very light soup and the clams were delicious and fresh. I … Continue reading

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Traditional Dinner Set: Sushi Roll… A Different Take

Continuing the Traditional Dinner Set, the next course was a different take on a sushi roll with a delicately wrapped piece of ginger on the side. Here we have the same components: rice and fish wrapped in seaweed. However, here, … Continue reading

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Traditional Dinner Set: Appetizer… or Course I

One of the most elegant meals I will always remember is when my host parents took me out to eat a very traditional dinner. That’s right, traditional dinner, complete with 10 courses/dishes. I counted. Don’t make fun. With the Traditional … Continue reading

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Pretty Pudding

See what I did there? Alliteration, for the win! In any case, I left off the previous post vaguely explaining about something called yaki purin (焼きプリン), without any visual aids–bad Amy! So this post is here to rectify that. Remember … Continue reading

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Mmmmm! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Yaki ice cream is ingenius. Just FYI. This came at the end of the tonkatsu lunch special from the previous entry. Before I even get into the spiel about dessert in Japan, as that is an explanation for another entry, … Continue reading

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Tonkatsu: Take Two (and Three)

So, as you guys have probably guessed from my previous post, I really, really, really love tonkatsu in Japan, specifically from the restaurant called Anzu (あんず). So much that my host mum and host dad each took me there again… … Continue reading

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